California Register

Welcome to The California Register

The California Register provides in-depth stories that others papers just cannot do. The California Register is a story-driven paper which means we publish when the story is ready. This is why we do not date our publications.

Virtually all of our articles may be considered “Op-ed,” which means the article is essentially the opinion of the author. Gathering information is sometimes extremely difficult, because people are afraid to come forward. Whistle-blowers are not held in high esteem by our society. This makes gathering information difficult and time-consuming. We are sometimes forced to use the proverbial unnamed source and take journalistic liberties we otherwise would not consider. Consequently, in the eyes of purists, we are no more than bush-league journalists. Well, whatever we are, we endeavor to bring our readers interesting stories about people and events.

We will publish articles on most any topic, but we try to steer clear of politics. Articles with political overtones lead us down a dangerous path. We have discovered that in politics, no matter what is said (or written), 50% or more will hate you for saying it. It’s unfortunate, but we as a society have become alienating and terribly intolerant of each other. Sometimes people use tactics designed to shut down the debate. If they don’t agree with it, they don’t want to hear it. And, worse yet, they try to deprive others from hearing the opposing side. It just seems to be a wise policy to avoid the entire political mine field.

Having said that however, we may delve into some politically charged issues such as homelessness for example. We have discovered that no one really wants to talk about it and our “leaders” are confused about how to address the problem. Maybe we can help by simply starting a dialogue which gets people to think. It may draw out leadership from our elected and appointed officials which could lead to a solution.

The articles we like to publish are about people with colorful and captivating personal histories, who quietly live among us. They are living human treasures who live among us with few people have any idea of their existence. Does that mean we only write stories only about senior citizens? No, anything is fair game. Email us with ideas for stories. If you know of someone with a colorful and interesting past who might be willing to give us their full story, please contact us. We cannot publish all suggestions, but we do guarantee all suggestions will be seriously considered.

With our small staff, it’s difficult to return everyone’s call or email. We beg for your understanding and patience. Please consider using the services or products from our advertisers. Without them, we could not continue to bring you this unique and wonderful newspaper. And finally, we thank all the people who love to read. You keep us going.

David Smallwood

Editor & Publisher
The California Register